SOVIET TRAINING OF DOCTORS FOR SERVICE OVERSEAS

Created: 2/17/1958

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.CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY^

No.

i958

OffiCE Of. THE DCfUTV OvMCrOR (intelug

FEE 1

MTXBAXSfM FOB: Tho Honorable Frederick M. Dearborn, Jr.

Special Assistant bo tbe President the White Bouse

Training of Doctor5 for Service Overseas

to UD/'l from Son. F, M. Eenrbom, Jr.

8 with attached copy of letter to Mr. nwrboTD from J. B. Snltb,arector, ICA, dated8

We appreciate tbe Interest that you and Mr. Smith, the Director of ICA hove shown In oar study on Lang-Range Capabilities of tbe Soviet Onion ia the Medical Sciences.

We do not bane infornation oa train lag of nedlcal scientists specifically for overseas service. Bowrrer, the expanded training of physicians aad their lerel of professional ccaspeteacy will perovlt expansion of their prcexsn of medical aid to vm bar developed sations. Indeed, the Soviets have reaped the benefits froa assail, well-equipped hospitals ia certain areas aad have used these facilities to further their political (conventional sad unconventional) aad ecooonlc objectives. Physicians assigned to these units have been average to snaerlor In ability sad have, la noat instances, been conversant In the langaage of the country to which they are assigned.

_ OBI hasrief resume of the Soviet nedicel aid prosgna to non-Bloc countries for your one (Enclosure). Mr. Snlth of his staff night also be latarested In

reading.

"Slao-Soviet Forelga Bcooctalc Pollcles and their Probable Bffeets la Underdeveloped Areas" (Secret).

Soviet Onion and the aid proerea to Southeast

GPPPIIUEO FOR RELEASE

tavteti lain* of Doctor* for Owrmi

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ill ba happy ft,tU aapacti of their mfraa vlth Mr. flnith or aanbara of hi* ataff If this wold ba of aaainWc. to hi*.

mamtueu, a.

Ifcptrty DlrwatOT

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